Seahawks trade QB Russell Wilson to the Broncos


One of the biggest trades in NFL history happened earlier today when the Seattle Seahawks traded their long-time starting and ninth-time pro bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. The Seahawks obtained quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, and defensive lineman Shelby Harris, as well as a 2022 first round pick, 2023 first round pick, 2022 second round pick, 2023 second round pick, and 2022 fifth to obtain both Wilson and a 2022 fourth round pick. The trade is monumental for the Broncos, since this gives them the opportunity to build their team around the star quarterback.

For the Seahawks, this marks the end of a 10-year long era with Wilson, which resulted in the team’s first Super Bowl over the Broncos in the 2013 season and eight postseason appearances. Now they have the opportunity to rebuild around either newly acquired Drew Lock, who started 21 games for the Broncos over three seasons, or current backup quarterback Geno Smith, who was arrested earlier this January for a DUI.